Feature Article Essay

  • nkamo mokongwa 8 months ago

    Thank you so much for your piece. It wa informative

  • Sengs01 12 months ago

    I loved this well done on creating it

  • yayo 15 months ago

    hi ,, ahm i want to write a feature article about an old log bridge and i dont know what should be my headline that would catch readers attention.. anyone? help please. you can reach me in my facebook NiceroseMary P Cahigal . thanks a lot

  • Saifullah 22 months ago

    thanks you first,,, very informative

  • MC 2 years ago

    Thanks much, I can now make my own feature article. I'd really learn many lessons.

  • Aries 2 years ago

    This hubpage is really useful. I somewhat learn something unusual.

  • Jinelle Faye Canillas 2 years ago

    This could help me to learn more about feature. I hope that I could be a writer someday.

  • John-John 2 years ago

    I want to write a feature article on a disease called Alzheimer. I don't even know how to start or the topic I should start with. Pls help

  • Johng798 2 years ago

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  • David 2 years ago

    Thanks

  • missirupp 3 years ago

    Inform, Entertain and Persuade. This will be my new mantra!

  • Saadat Ali 3 years agofrom Pakistan

    Awesome Article...! I'm new here and your this article is really helpful for me.

  • Robert Levine 3 years agofrom Brookline, Massachusetts

    You mention school assignments in the second paragraph; feature article are very different from academic essays.

  • Elsie Hagley 3 years agofrom New Zealand

    Thanks, some excellent advice here. Now all I need to do is find a subject, research about it, sit down and write it. Easier said than done.

  • Mary Norton 3 years agofrom Ontario, Canada

    Glad I found your hub. Sometimes, we need to be reminded of the important points. I usually stay away from controversy although I know this engages the readers.

  • Caroline andrade 3 years agofrom San Jose, California

    Very informative.

  • Eileen 3 years agofrom Western Cape , South Africa

    There is a learning curve and you have great pointers - thanks !

  • Jean DAndrea 3 years agofrom Victoria, Australia

    Your tip about the last paragraph struck me - it's the part I have the most trouble with, and I'll have to work on that.

  • Shelly Wyatt 3 years agofrom Maryland

    great article thanks for sharing

  • shreen2008 3 years ago

    how much you can earn as feature article writer for magazines and newspapers?

  • SilverLotus1 3 years ago

    For a long time I made a living as a feature writer. You've got some good tips here.

  • stella vadakin 3 years agofrom 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Found this to be very interesting and informative, now to try to apply all this. I have lots to write.

  • uzma991 3 years ago

    @surfer1969 lm: anyone help me to write article in newspapers ?

  • Natalie W Schorr 3 years ago

    Cool info - thanks!

  • Radgrl 3 years ago

    Great ideas

  • mannjay-kumar 4 years ago

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  • Danny Gibson 4 years agofrom Northampton

    Very good lens. One that needs to be bookmarked and consulted often rather than just read once and forgotten!

  • martingallagher 4 years ago

    Thanks for sharing these great tips. It's not going to be easy for me but I hope to write some great lenses.

  • Reaching_Apex 4 years ago

    Great lens for beginners and tips for improving one's writing skills.

  • TanjaCrouch 4 years ago

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  • Charito Maranan-Montecillo 4 years agofrom Manila, Philippines

    I agree with all your tips. Thanks for sharing. - Ms. Charito from the Philippines

  • ShelbyLinMarie 4 years ago

    Thank you so much for the info! I also pinned this for future reference.

  • TanjaCrouch 4 years ago

    Thank you! I pinned this to keep.

  • tonyleather 4 years ago

    Excellent advice here! Thanks a lot!

  • kepezzo 4 years ago

    great stuff to learn. thnx.

  • CaztyBon 4 years ago

    Thank You! What great information on writing articles!! Very precise and informative and to the point!

  • UberKyootChibiKun 4 years ago

    Thanks for this article, this should help when writing news for the school paper

  • surfer1969 lm 4 years ago

    I have over 200 plus articles on my bubblew account. I just started writing on this site again to see If I can make a profit like I did on my other website. nice article.

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    idk how to write it in a longer form my adviser told me that the article i made was too short

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    Your lens on Feature Article is just perfect and very Informative.

  • mcsburlea 4 years ago

    great lens, well written

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    Great work. Thanks for sharing.

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    cheers mate :) that was lots of help. well written!

  • prakash-mishra-9212 4 years ago

    Nice work. easy to understand hard to work.

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    This is really amazing and helpful! As a young journalist (age 12) it isn't hard for me to do this! But I was really a feature writer, but not that excellent. And so I've read this article, and now I can prove everybody that I can do this! Goodluck to me!

  • nicolekato 4 years ago

    As a journalist, this post was very helpful.

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    Thanks for the tips, they will be of good help for me! :)

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    Thanks. Very encouraging and helpful. Been wanting to be an article feature writer... but lack the guts to do it.

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    thanks it was helpful. :)

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    This helped a lot. thanks

  • jemacb 4 years ago

    Nice and informative. Thanks so much.

  • aleesya_aqilah 4 years ago

    thanks for ur tips

  • blestman lm 4 years ago

    Good jumpstart on making a quality article for a lens

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    preetyy good !

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    awesome

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  • DavidTucker 4 years ago

    Thank you very much indeed for sharing these wonderful tips. These steps sound simple but very effective.

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    Good information! This will really help me to improve!

  • geosum 4 years ago

    Lots of good information. I'll keep improving...

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  • anonymous 4 years ago

    Awesome!

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    thank you so much.wonderful

  • imagelist lm 4 years ago

    Thanks for the great info...

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    amazing and helpful explanation! thank you a lot!

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    I know where I will be spending my time learning!!! Great stuff! Thanks!

  • pauly99 lm 5 years ago

    Trying to improve my writing skills one article at a time. Doesn't come easy to me.

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    Thanks for the information, it is explained well but it would be helpful if there are samples or examples of feature articles.

  • myspace9 5 years ago

    Very informative and explained very well on the topic. Thanks for the informtion.

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    Good lens about article writing Sammy!

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  • anonymous 5 years ago

    hooo. That'll surely help.

  • ukprowriter 5 years ago

    Great advice. Thanks for sharing

  • flycatcherrr 5 years ago

    "Write first, Clean later" is brilliant advice for writers... and now I've got to go read the book that cleverly has those words for its title. :)

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    Simple yet informative lens. Thank you for featuring other article writing links.

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  • Didijudy 5 years agofrom Canada

    Great information. Thanks for sharing; will use your advice.

  • CoffeeDude LM 5 years ago

    Very useful information. I like the way you organized your information. I will be writing my next article using your advice. Thanks!

  • Sara Dowling 5 years ago

    Thanks for these tips, I hope I can write as well as you one day :)

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  • David Stone 5 years agofrom New York City

    Very good short view for the topic. I get paid for both online and hard copy articles and thought you covered it very well in an easy to follow style. Angel dust!

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    it would be a great help to me

  • anonymous 5 years ago

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  • montanatravel52 5 years ago

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  • John Dyhouse 5 years agofrom UK

    Thanks for the information, a really useful resource

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    So thankful for the tips in this lens. It's my desire to master feature writing. Thank you.

  • Paul Turner 5 years agofrom Birmingham, Al.

    Super helpful! Thanks.

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  • anonymous 5 years ago

  • 1

    Schedule an interview at a time and place convenient for the interviewee. Ask your interviewee to tell you when and where the best place is for them to meet. If they give you a choice, ask for a quiet place where you will be relatively undisturbed for the duration of the interview.
    • Schedule about 30-45 minutes with this person. Be respectful of their time and don’t take up their whole day. Be sure to confirm the date and time a couple of days ahead of the scheduled interview to make sure the time still works for the interviewee.
    • If your interviewee needs to reschedule, be flexible. Remember, they are being generous with their time and allowing you to talk with them, so be generous with your responses as well. Never make an interviewee feel guilty about needing to reschedule.
    • If you want to observe them doing a job, ask if they can bring you to their workplace. Asking if your interviewee will teach you a short lesson about what they do can also be excellent, as it will give you some knowledge of the experience to use when you write.
  • 2

    Prepare for your interview. Do research ahead of time to ensure that you are asking the most compelling questions. Have a long list of questions to keep the conversation flowing. Know your interview subject’s background and experience, as well as their views on the subject that you’re interviewing them about.

  • 3

    Give a list of questions to your interviewee ahead of time. The direction of the interview should not be a surprise to the interviewee. Giving them the questions before the interview will help them be able to give more thoughtful answers.

  • 4

    Arrive early for the interview. Your interviewee’s time is valuable, so you don’t want to waste the appointment rushing in and catching your breath. Get to the interview site early. Set up your audio recording equipment and test it out. Make sure you have extra pens and paper.

  • 5

    Audio-record the interview. Use an audio recorder for the interview, but take notes throughout as well. There is always the possibility that your recorder will run out of batteries or memory.
    • Be sure to ask your interviewee if it’s okay to audio-record the interview. If you plan to use the audio for any purpose other than for your own purposes writing up the article (such as a podcast that might accompany the feature article), you must tell them and get their consent.
    • Don't pressure the interviewee if they decline audio recording.
  • 6

    Confirm details about your interviewee. You don’t want to write a lengthy feature about a person only to find out that you’ve spelled their name wrong. Make sure you double-check the spelling of their name, as well as other details that are important to the story.

  • 7

    Ask open-ended questions. Questions that rely on yes or no answers will not give you very rich information. Instead, ask questions that start with “how” or “why.” These types of questions give the interviewee a chance to tell a story, relate details or give their opinion.
    • Another good option is a question that begins Tell me about a time when.... This allows the interviewee to tell you the story that's important to them, and can often produce rich information for your article.
  • 8

    Actively listen. Listening is a key component of a good interview. Don’t give too many of your own observations, but do react to what they are telling you by smiling or nodding. People are more likely to continue talking when their audience is receptive.

  • 9

    Ask follow up questions. Part of being a good interviewer is determining when someone is finished talking about a particular subject and when it will be helpful to prompt them for further discussion. You can also use your follow up questions to make connections between ideas.

  • 10

    Make notes immediately after the interview. Make observations and notes immediately when you’re finished with the interview when it is fresh in your mind. These might be observations about the location, what the person looked like, what they were doing or how they were carrying themselves.

  • 11

    Transcribe the interview. Transcribing, or typing out the entire interview, can be a tedious task. It is essential for getting quotes correct, however, and it can be very helpful to be able to read what your interviewee said. Do this yourself or pay someone to transcribe for you.

  • 12

    Send a thank you note to your interviewee. Thank them for their time, and give them an idea of when to expect the article about them. This is also a chance when you can ask a few follow-up questions if you find you need more information.

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